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Dear Friend,

As the year draws to a close, I am trusting in Spirit to bring harmony and joy for 2019. In my new article, The Shadow is Out of the Box, I discuss the chaos that was 2018 and offer hope for a better future, and a higher state of consciousness for humans on our Earth.

Should you choose to join IIT this year, there are many special benefits to your spiritual development. Also we welcome donations to our new scholarship fund to assist others - see details below.

And just for fun, a new fairy video presented at a recent workshop!

Thank you to Monika Bernegg for her German translations, Melany Hallam for newsletters, and to all of my readers (all of you out there who continually support me and IIT).

Love to you all this holiday season, and my wishes to you for inner peace in 2019.


This lovely slideshow was created by my friend Mary Gatschene and presented at one of my recent Nature Spirits workshops. The video celebrates the child in all of us. What fun!

Learn to work with elementals (including fairies!) to heal the Earth. Try one of my workshops, current schedule here: https://www.iitransform.com/schedule/

(Click on the image below to view the video, or link directly here: https://youtu.be/JUO5aAFOoac)

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For 19 years, IIT has been devoted to developing programs, books, CDs and DVDs to assist people with their spiritual transformation. As always, we encourage you to take advantage of the benefits of membership in IIT.

Join our growing community of co-creators dedicated to world service and receive the following benefits:

1. A soul reading from Tanis Helliwell. Her spiritual guidance will help you focus on what your soul is calling you to do.
2. Ongoing contact and support from Tanis and other IIT members.
3. Free downloads of articles, MP3s and videos.
4. Discounts on e-courses.
1. A soul reading from Tanis Helliwell. Her spiritual guidance will help you focus on what your soul is calling you to do.
2. Ongoing contact and support from Tanis and other IIT members.
3. Free downloads of articles, MP3s and videos.
4. Discounts on e-courses.

We also offer a monthly newsletter with FREE articles, recorded interviews, videos, as well as special discounts for our courses and products.

We invite you to join this work that benefits so many. Your entire contribution goes directly to supporting IIT and you will immediately begin experiencing these benefits listed and MORE.

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This year we are offering an additional way to co-create a better Earth.

The spirit of giving

In past years, we have asked you to join us as members (and we would still love it if you were to join us!)

This year, we are offering an additional option of donating to our new scholarship fund which will go towards helping others. Your kind donation will be given to someone less fortunate than you financially to support them on their spiritual path.

Donate to the IIT scholarship fund today:

(Choose Option B,
"Be a Friend of IIT – Donate to our scholarship fund and help us change the world.")

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by Tanis Helliwell

“May you live in interesting times.” --A Chinese curse

The Bad News First

I believe that 2018 will be remembered as a chaotic year full of anxiety. Since the cold war between Russia and the US, there has never been so great a threat of a world war. It came close when North Korea and the US had a show down led by leaders acting like schoolyard bullies. Not to be left out, the UK accused Russia of poisoning a former Russian spy on its soil, which violates the sovereign right of a country to maintain its borders. It also appears, despite the denial of the US president, that Russia also interfered on his behalf in the presidential election.

In fact, we don’t need to look closely to see that borders are falling everywhere. Across Europe immense numbers refugees from the war-torn middle-east have been crossing by land and sea asking for asylum in the west. And this migration is not confined to Europe as Canada, the US and others have opened their doors to welcome some of these suffering millions. And not all countries are welcoming those less fortunate than themselves. Some countries turn refugees back to face certain death and others want to build a wall to keep the poor from partaking of the riches of their country.

On the environmental front the news is equally dire. Weather patterns across the globe have become increasingly erratic and, while scientists unite in calling out for action, they are stalled by government inaction or outright denial of the Earth’s plight.

And bad news is not only happening out there in the broader world, it is just as likely to be happening closer to home as children are threatened in the schoolyard by bullets and young people take to the streets to protest the betrayal of their parents' generation in creating an unsafe world that they will inherit.

This summary reflects the glass half empty summary of 2018, but let’s not remain there. Why? As studies show, when we focus on the negative we lose energy, feel helpless and hopeless and have increased fear and anxiety. Negative thoughts create physical, mental and spiritual illness.

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The Good News

With this litany of woes, you might think me a Pollyanna to be talking about the good news in the world but I will risk that happening. I strongly believe that our outmoded self-destructive ways of being are departing because they are out in the open now and we are seeing people, situations and ourselves more clearly than we did in the past. The first step in changing is to acknowledge that the old order will not work to create health and happiness in our world. I am not suggesting that you do this in denial of what you and I have witnessed to date, but that you do it in spite of it. This requires a leap of faith and a deep-seated belief that Spirit or, what you might prefer to call universal intelligence, loves us deeply and is working through us, consciously or unconsciously, to move us to a higher state of consciousness.

I have noticed repeatedly that people most often do not change until the pain of not changing becomes greater than the pain of changing. This time is now. Increasingly individuals are faced with their blind spots, as they witness the collapse of their assumed safety and trust in governments and religious leaders. When leaders are no longer trustworthy and are not an example of morality that we can aspire to, then there is no reason to allow them to lead us. We must discover and then follow the moral high ground in our own lives. In doing so, we rise, by example, to a deserved place of leadership for others. In doing it ourselves, we demonstrate for others that they too can do it. A new era of leadership, which subscribes to the higher principles of humanity—that of compassion, forgiveness, honesty, fearlessness, and will in service to universal intelligence—then becomes the order of the day.

As we become the change we want to see in the world, we rise to a higher frequency. Adhering to higher moral values no longer takes effort and will power as it still does in the lower frequencies. In higher realms these positive qualities are self-sustaining. As we no longer have to use strong will power to practice these positive qualities, as they become our norm, our energy and faith are boosted and we rise to even higher frequencies.

We are on our way presently to these higher frequencies, what is known in metaphysics as the astral realm or plane. The good news is that all humans will consciously inhabit this realm within the next 2000 years. However, to do so, each of us must transform our negative thoughts, emotions and actions into positive ones. Carl Jung referred to this dark side of our personality as our shadow and said that the more we suppress it, the more it expresses itself in addictive behaviors and projecting onto others. Our shadow is the parts of ourselves that we are ashamed of, that part that clings to jealousy, anger, pride, greed, lust, etc.

None of us really like the shadow part of ourselves. We are not proud of it and either try to hide it or accuse others of these vices to deflect the spotlight from us. Now we must own it because each of us has created and sustained the collective shadow that has created the world’s problems. The sooner we do this with humility, the sooner we recover from our illness. Because leading a life controlled by our shadow is illness and by integrating these dark parts of ourselves into our personality and bringing them to the light we find our true power in being our essential Self.

Admitting we are wrong in our beliefs and actions to others and ourselves, loosens the hold of the shadow and creates a space where Spirit can enter. This may not happen in a minute, but it will happen. Until we do this we will live in chaos and witness the old reality, which is based on outmoded rules, fall apart. However, if we maintain deep faith and trust and surrender to Spirit, we will live in harmony with these higher frequencies and bring heaven to earth. This is my heartfelt wish for all of us this holiday season as we leave 2018 and bring in the new year of 2019.


This magical fairy house was posted on Instagram recently under #fairiesarereal, and created by a wonderful artist Sally J. Smith. Doesn't it just make you want to open the door and step inside?

Do you have an image of a leprechaun, gnome or another elemental? We would love to add it to the Leprechaun Website.

Send it in to info(at)iitransform.com, or post it on Instagram using the hashtag #tanisleprechaun (remember to make it public) and we'll share it in our next IIT newsletter, too.

I'm looking forward to seeing your photos.



Wishing you a very happy holiday season!

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Tanis Helliwell
International Institute for Transformation

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